When designing The Iveagh Garden Hotel we set out to create the lowest carbon footprint possible when compared to any hotel in Europe. Along the way standards were raised, new methods were developed, and energy performance was interlinked with consumption in order to take renewable energy and low carbon design to a whole new level.
Our mission was aided largely by the discovery of a massive energy reserve in the form of an underground river. This discovery was instrumental in determining the mechanical design for the thermal energy system required for cooling and heating the building capable of using a natural energy reserve.
Our natural energy plant room uses electricity produced on site in a gas turbine that eliminate electrical energy loss from grid power. While our onsite gas turbine also produces hot water for hotel use which is stored on each floor close to ensuites and bathrooms.
There are no emissions or harmful pollution created on site, only a small amount of energy is required to pump natural energy that already exists, and the standby system is only being used during servicing. Waste water is gravity operated with no pumping energy required. LED low power lighting is also in use throughout the hotel inside and outside, there are no standard bulbs to waste power while smart control prevents lighting unoccupied areas. Traditional power lifts removed are replaced by smart low energy lift systems to carry you to each floor.